- Secret Identity: Craig Schwalenberg
- Vocation: Minister (Unitarian Universalist)
- A.K.A.: Semantics Man, Schwally, Uncle Bumble, Rev. Craig, and other words not printable here.
- Secret Identity: Cheryl DeDecker
- Vocation: Counselor
- A.K.A.: The Cheryl, Hostess with the Mostess.
UU-Jester and Chef Ducky, together, make up Team-Ducky. We were introduced to this hobby by our great friend, Meowelk, two years ago while visiting her in NM. We failed to find that first cache, but we think that is because someone stole the books the puzzle pieces were hidden in. We were undaunted by this rocky start, but didn’t have the time or the equipment to take the hobby up ourselves.
Last summer, we upgraded to iPhones and moved across country to upstate NY. Once we discovered the GPS function on the iPhones and the geocahing applications for it, we dove in. UU-Jester is a bit more “focused” (obsessed) with the new hobby then Chef Ducky, but that is the usual way with these things. We now have our custom Team-Ducky ducks for leaving in the caches. Keep your eyes open for them. (If you take one, drop us a note. If you drop one off in another cache, let us know. We like to keep track of them.)
If you are in the upstate NY area and would like to make contact with Team-Ducky, just drop us a line. We are always looking to meet more people and possibly make new friends.
Don’t Forget the Hyphen!
It is very important when looking for or writing about us that you use the hyphenated name, Team-Ducky. Otherwise, you are likely to find yourself contacting the other Team Ducky, a nice caching couple in Pennsylvania.
We didn’t know about the other (the first) Team Ducky when we chose our name. Eventually, we ran across their signature in a log book. We contacted them and apologized about the name. We asked them if they wanted us to change the name. They were very cool about it and said it was no problem.
A couple of months later, our custom signature duckies started getting around and people started trying to contact us. Unfortunately, they didn’t use the hyphen and the emails went to the other Team Ducky. They forward the first few emails with a laugh. The next few, with a bit of annoyance. A few more, and Team Ducky asked Team-Ducky if we wouldn’t mind changing our name.
Unfortunately, but this time we had ordered and created a good deal of Team-Ducky swag. We couldn’t change the name, but we did our best to purge any Team-Ducky items that didn’t have the hypen–and we added a note about the hyphen to our ducky bags. So.. don’t forget that hyphen!